Mark Twain

"Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right."


Rating: 3.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"I would like to live in Manchester, England. The transition between Manchester and death would be unnoticeable."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Always tell the truth; then you won't have to remember anything else."


Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it."


Rating: 3.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more. "


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before."


Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."

Mark Twain (or gen. Ulysses S. Grant)
Mark Twain (or gen. Ulysses S. Grant)

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Mark Twain's Notebook"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Few of us can stand prosperity. Another man's, I mean."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life was not a valuable gift, but death was. Life was a fever-dream made up of joys embittered by sorrows, pleasure poisoned by pain, a dream that was a nightmare-confusion of spasmodic and fleeting delights, ecstasies, exultations, happinesses, interspersed with long-drawn miseries, griefs, perils, horrors, disappointments, defeats, humiliations, and despairs - the heaviest curse devisable by divine ingenuity; but death was sweet, death was gentle, death was kind; death healed the bruised spirit and the broken heart, and gave them rest and forgetfulness; death was man's best friend; when man could endure life no longer, death came and set him free."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Letters From the Earth"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied."


Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 8)

"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is really a large matter - it`s the difference between a lightning bug and the lightning."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuge are for all - the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Mark Twain's Notebook"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth."


Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist but you have ceased to live."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When angry count four; when very angry, swear."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"They did not know it was impossible, so they did it! "


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 12)

"The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Mark Twain's Notebook"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of Humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows anybody."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities, truth isn't."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Classic - something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The only reason why God created man is because he was disappointed with the monkey."


Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)